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The Readable Bible is Scripture the way it would look if the biblical writers had been sitting in front of a computer when God spoke through them.

The first of its kind (there hasn't been a cover-to-cover Bible formatting update in the last one hundred years), it's primarily a word-for-word translation that arranges the text in the easy-to-read formats of today's books. It's the best of both worlds: accurate yet understandable.  ​

Introducing The Readable Bible

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The Readable Bible Exodus 25

Exodus 25

Modern Formats

  • Cascading text

  • Agreements

  • Narrative paragraphs

  • Census tables

  • Outlined law codes

  • Numbered steps

  • Specification documents

  • Assignment tables

  • Callouts

  • Maps

Leviticus 8

The Readable Bible Leviticus 8

A Bible That's MORE!

Reading a Book



Reading a Book


Often Read

Studying Together





Closeness to God

Readable Bible Founder Rod Laughlin

Our Mission

One day in 2008, Rod Laughlin was standing in an airport bookstore looking for a book to read. He asked himself, "Why am I looking for something to read when I have a Bible in my briefcase?" The answer came quickly: "The Bible is hard to read."

He thought, "You’re a seminary graduate, a pastor, a Bible teacher! Why is it so hard to read?" He walked over to the how-to book section and started browsing. Unlike the Bible, all the books presented information in formats that made it easy to understand. On the plane, Rod wondered, “What would the Bible look like if God spoke through Moses, David, and Paul today?”

After he arrived home, Rod went through the Bible and identified over two-dozen categories of information, all presented in paragraph form. Now he had a new mission–to create a new Bible version that presents the original text and uses modern formatting to make it clear and easy to grasp.

Rod is available for speaking engagements. Contact him by phone or email

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